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Battleship USS Iowa BB-61

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Address: 250 S Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA 90733
Phone Number: 877-446-9261
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Description: Experience the Battleship of Presidents - USS Iowa. Explore the West...
Experience the Battleship of Presidents - USS Iowa. Explore the West Coast's only Battleship - USS Iowa. An adventure on board takes you on a memorable family experience through World War II, Korean War, and Cold War; following in footsteps of sailors that lived on the most powerful warship built to date. Visitors tour six decks of wood & steel and numerous exhibits on the Battleship that hosted three U.S. Presidents during her service as a symbol of democracy. The USS Iowa is located at the L.A. Waterfront, former home to the US Navy Battleship fleet and an area rich in Maritime History. Battleship IOWA hosts fun seasonal events throughout the year such as the Memorial Day Festival, Independence Day Celebration, Veterans Appreciation Day & more! The IOWA also offers private guided & group tours, school field trips, corporate outings and special event venues. Battleship IOWA is open everyday (except Thanksgiving & Christmas) from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, with the last boarding and ticket sales at 4:00 pm.
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Took the grandkids - wow were they impressed! Especailly the 16" guns that shot a train in motion at 24 miles (even if it was an accident). The ship has only been open for a short... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Walnut, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Took the grandkids - wow were they impressed! Especailly the 16" guns that shot a train in motion at 24 miles (even if it was an accident). The ship has only been open for a short while so it is understandably a little limited in where you can go on it (no engine room tour for instance). Otherwise, what a... More 

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Altadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

One of the few remaining battleships one can view, touch, walk on, and walk into. Experiencing the first 3 dimensions is accomplished by taking in the ship itself. The 4th dimension is the incredible narrative that many of the volunteers are able to communicate to you. Many of the dedicated volunteers served on this ship or ships like it in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Neat to see and be able to go on a battleship. To bad I didn't know about the Iowa resident discount, but it's alright. We did buy the package to get discount tickets to the pacific aquarium. They had a sheet for kids to answer questions to get a free prize at the end. If you're in the Long Beach... More 

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San Diego, United States
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Really enjoy touring this old battleship, it was very informative. The volunteers were especially knowledgable in the area they were showing. Glad to have been able to tour this piece of History in our Military Ships that were defending us.

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iowa city, ia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I visited around noon on Easter Sunday, April 5th 2015. With GPS and following the signs I found the USS Iowa with no trouble. It was not very busy and parking was not a problem. I believe the 1st hour of parking is free. After that the cost was minimal. At ticketing I was given a complimentary general admission ticket... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went as a family of 8 adults and 4 children and everyone enjoyed the experience. The volunteers on board are a wealth of knowledge about the ship. It was a self paced tour which left us plenty of time to explore all the areas accessible to the public without being rushed.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I went to visit the Battleship with a visiting friend who has a passion for ships. I am not a battleship fan but I really enjoyed this day visit. The ship is awe-inspiring and it was fun exploring and taking in a bit of history. I do recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

we entered a real battleship ! the interior was still old and musky ... they had obviously kept it in a real good condition even after all these years. if you have been on a cruise for vacation, then it would be a good idea to visit this battleship as then you get to know that not all ships offer... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Thank you for sharing and having my family and I onboard. We all learned a lot. The movie in the Theater was a great watch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My Grandfather served on the big stick during WWII. I was moved to tears stepping on deck, I hadn't thought of my grandpa in years until that moment and was so proud to be walking the same halls he walked so long ago. I loved this trip and highly recommend going to see it. The ship is spectacular, and absolutely... More 

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